On Training Talk: Dangerous technology?

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Joshua Gideon with spy camera

If you missed last night’s Training Talk episode, you’ll definitely want to watch the replay!

My Guest Expert was Joshua Gideon, who presented us with a conundrum: what happens when technology becomes both friend and foe?

We looked at a number of technologies and the implications — both good and bad — of relying on them. From pairing your phone in ...

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Your Hump Day Reading List for August 9, 2017

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Another Wednesday, another Hump Day Reading List! I’ve got quite a variety today, all aimed at helping you live a safer, more secure life.

 

Can you trust gun law maps?

We’ve all seen them, and perhaps even consulted them from time to time. Maps showing gun laws and concealed carry restrictions are common on the ‘net, but how reliable are they? As it happens, ...

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Sign up now for Threat Centered Revolver in Phoenix!

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Threat Centered Revolver course in Phoenix

Good news for revolver owners: There are still a few openings for my Threat-Centered Revolver course in Phoenix, AZ this November 11th & 12th!

In the last couple of years Threat-Centered Revolver has become my most popular course, and for good reason — very few people in the training world take the revolver seriously as a defensive tool. Many don’t understand ...

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“Prepping For Life” launches TODAY!

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Prepping For Life book

My new book, Prepping for Life: The balanced approach to personal security and family safety, is now available on Amazon and the iBooks Store!

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, or watched my posts on social media, you probably know that my focus is on total self protection. I focus on personal security in what can only be described ...

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There’s a difference between “infuriated” and “threatened”

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I’ve noticed a trend in the last year. More and more news stories are covering incidents where gun owners (usually with concealed carry licenses) use their firearms inappropriately or even recklessly. Along with this trend I’m also seeing more gun owners cheering them on, usually from a “get tough on criminals” point of view.

As it happens, more of these people being convicted for their ...

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Your Hump Day Reading List for July 12, 2017

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Gosh, it’s been a couple of weeks since I put together a Hump Day Reading List. I apologize for the break, but life sometimes intrudes. Let’s get back to it with a pile of interesting and informative articles!

 

This is the very illustration of “negative outcome”

If you follow me on social media, you may remember my comments when this story broke last November. ...

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Your Hump Day Reading List for June 7, 2017

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More great articles for you! This week, some tips for the new concealed carrier; what happens when preppers (or anyone else) goes overboard; how to coordinate defensive actions with others; yet another shooting that a flashlight could have prevented; a comprehensive look at women’s carry options; snubbies are making a comeback, and it’s noticed in an unusual place; pepper spray gets oversold ...

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On Training Talk: Martial arts for self defense

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On last night’s episode of Training Talk, I had the pleasure of talking with martial arts master Cecil Burch. He’s one of the foremost practitioners of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the world, along with having high belts and instructor credentials in a bunch of other disciplines. If anyone can speak to the topic of martial arts for self defense, it’s Cecil!

Which is exactly what ...

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Your Hump Day Reading List for May 24, 2017

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Hump Day Camels

Another week and more quality articles for you to peruse! In this edition: a defensive encounter where the good guy did a lot of bad things; how to make your training more realistic; smart TV warning; what apartment burglars do; testing you and your gear over a weekend; dealing with disruptive airline passengers; a Sikh yoga instructor uses a revolver and wins; ...

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Announcing Threat Centered Revolver in Phoenix!

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Threat Centered Revolver Class

Good news for revolver owners! I’ll be back in Phoenix, AZ this November 11th & 12th, teaching my Threat-Centered Revolver course!

In the last couple of years this has become my most popular course, and for good reason — very few people in the training world take the revolver seriously as a defensive tool. Many don’t understand them or, worse, don’t ...

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On Training Talk: Competition vs Self Defense

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If you didn’t see Training Talk last night, you missed a great show!

My special guest was Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense, and we talked about something we both have some experience with: the similarities and differences in competition and defensive shooting. It was a wide-ranging discussion, and you might be surprised at some of the answers he gave!

Be sure to watch ...

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Where are we going wrong?

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New shooters need good information from the beginning

Daughter, 22, shot by dad who says he mistook her for intruder

Hardly a week goes by that I don’t see an article like this cross my electronic desk, and they bother me. Quite a lot, actually. Why?

Because I don’t think we in the firearms world are doing enough to truly educate people. We do a pretty good job of teaching folks how to pull ...

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On Training Talk: Inside the minds of instructors

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On yesterday’s episode of Training Talk we took an in-depth look at some of the classes on this year’s PDN Training Tour. I was joined by Caleb Causey of Lone Star Medics and we talked about what he does, why he does it, and why his material is important to the person living the self-reliant lifestyle.

I had a great conversation and learned about some courses I’ve not yet taken.

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Your Hump Day Reading List for May 3, 2017

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Spring is taking its sweet time getting here, but that hasn’t stopped me from collecting great articles for you! This week: a look at how you walk influences predators; what not to do for home security; why you should stop buying and start practicing; a proper response to a potential intruder; and, believe it or not, someone used a snubby to defend ...

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An excerpt from my next book!

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Firefighters practicing

I’m writing another book, this one dealing with a structured approach to preparedness and personal security. It’s a different approach to the topic, and I think it will be tremendously useful to help you achieve a balanced approach to your safety. It integrates self defense, medical response, and disaster preparedness into a cohesive and manageable whole. If you’ve ever been a little overwhelmed ...

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Your Hump Day Reading List for April 26, 2017

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It’s starting to look like spring around here — great articles are popping up! This week: sighting in your defensive handgun; making fitness a priority; some questions about revolvers; defeating a dog attack; some great hotel safety tips; how to use body language to stay safer; and time out doesn’t necessarily mean giving up on your progress.

 

Did you know your pistol needs to be ...

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On Training Talk: How do you protect your family when you’re not there?

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On last night’s episode of Training Talk, my special guest expert Barret Kendrick of Bearco Training gave us some insights on how to make sure our families are protected when we leave the house.

It’s something a lot of people worry about, and if you’re the “designated protector” and you’re not home all the time you should too. Would your spouse or children ...

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Caring for your defensive flashlight

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flashlight maintenance supplies

You do carry a high-intensity flashlight as part of your everyday ready kit, don’t you? If not, you should! I believe the compact high-intensity flashlight is the most useful self defense tool you can carry. It serves as a detection device, allowing you to spot danger before it can reach you; as a deterrent, using the bright beam to distract and disorient; and as ...

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Your Hump Day Reading List for April 12, 2017

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In this week’s List you’ll find: a great review of my Threat Centered Revolver course; a look at the .22WMR revolver as a defensive option; another idiot shoots and kills someone he didn’t need to shoot at in the first place; some instructors don’t teach, they operate a buffet; how not to be seen (and therefore targeted); how to tell when things ...

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Last night on Training Talk: do you have a halo?

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Last night’s episode of Training Talk was perhaps the most important I’ve done yet. We like to think that, if we use our gun in defense of ourselves or others, the cops will see us as heroes and everyone will hoist us on their arms and cheer us in the streets.

As my special guest Aaron Kreag discovered, it doesn’t actually work that ...

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Your Hump Day Reading List for April 5, 2017

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It’s a short List for this week, but good things come in small packages! I’ll start off with an important article about securing your online profile; some tips about hotel security;  the courts have not violated the 4th Amendment rights of concealed carriers; how to institute active shooter drills at your company; and what to look for when you buy locksets and ...

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Praise for ‘Protect Yourself With Your Snubnose Revolver’!

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Protect Yourself With Your Snubnose Revolver

At the risk of sounding immodest, the reviews for my latest book “Protect Yourself With Your Snubnose Revolver” are in, and they’re incredibly good — an astounding 84% are 5-star reviews!

What are people saying about it?

“A must have for anyone serious about self defense!” – Gaston

“A classic, and must for the thinking gun-person’s ...

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If you’re anywhere near Phoenix, don’t miss this!

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I know it’s a little unusual to update the blog on a Thursday, but I have a great announcement for everyone in Phoenix and the surrounding areas!

As you may already know, I’ll be teaching my Threat-Centered Revolver course at the Ben Avery Shooting Complex this weekend (April 1 & 2). Saturday evening the class will head out to grab something to eat, relax and ...

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Your Hump Day Reading List for March 29, 2017

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A springtime Hump Day List, featuring: a look at hotel security you may not have considered; making a drill for an active shooter at work; the safe way to deal with a home invader; making self reliance a positive activity; what pepper spray can and can’t to; making your passwords more secure; a different look at open carry; and a sad tale ...

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The Pistol Caliber Carbine: the gun tactical hobbyists love to hate

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For some time I’ve championed the pistol caliber carbine (PCC) as a home and family defense tool. Every time I mention the things, however, I get emails and Facebook messages from the hobbyists who can’t see the forest for the trees.

They’re almost boringly similar: “Why put up with the size and weight of a rifle just to shoot a pistol round?” “If you’re going ...

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